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Ascent of Big Bald Mountain on 2016-07-01

Climber: Gerry Pennington

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, July 1, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Bald Mountain
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:9303 ft / 2835 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached the peak from the Bald Mountain Mine road south of Jiggs, Nv.
I followed this good road for 27 miles and turned left at the signed Hastings Cutoff also signed 57390 which merges with Overland Pass Road, drove about 5 miles and turned right onto an unsigned faint road. After 2.8 miles, I took a left at a fork--this stretch is heavily grown over--and drove 3.3 miles and turned right for a final 0.5 mile ascent to an open ridge.
From here the hike is an open country scramble through low sage and bitter brush to the comm towers on the summit.
The register is in the summit cairn enclosed in a glass jar.
Lots of new pine cones on the pinion trees just before the turnoff to the final ridge.
Excellent views of the mine works from the top.
Gerry Pennington
Spring Creek, Nevada
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Big Bald Mountain summit cairn (2016-07-01). Photo by Gerry Pennington.
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Summary Total Data
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Overland Pass Road
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics



Other Photos

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Ball Mountain Mine works from the top (2016-07-01). Photo by Gerry Pennington.
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